Updates on the investigation into the beating death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 03:57 AM PDT

Newly Proposed Office Would Monitor Child Welfare System

Newly Proposed Office Would Monitor Child Welfare System

Members of a commission that concluded the county's child welfare system is "in crisis'" urged the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to overhaul the system by adopting a series of recommendations, including...

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 05:57 PM PDT

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

A new report calls for an overhaul of Los Angeles’ child protection system following the torture and death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez allegedly at the hands of his mother and her

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:20 AM PDT

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

A preliminary report released exclusively to NBC4 details the shortcomings cited across multiple agencies charged with protecting children from child abuse and neglect. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at...

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM PDT

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

A mother and her boyfriend accused in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son are expected to return to court next month.

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM PDT

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social workers with LA County's Department of Children and Family Services protested Thursday to demand better working conditions, saying they are juggling too many cases at once which could put children...

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:21 PM PDT

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

The maternal grandparents of an 8-year-old boy tortured and killed allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend have taken the first steps to file a wrongful death lawsuit against several Los Angeles...

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Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez

Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez

The mother of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez and her then-boyfriend will plead guilty to murder and torture charges in the boy's death, sparing them the death penalty, two sources confirmed to NBC4 on Wednesday.

LAPD Fires Detective in Racially Charged Recording

LAPD Fires Detective in Racially Charged Recording

An LAPD detective under fire after he was heard on a recording speaking vulgarly at the police academy and seemingly making light of a killing has been assigned to home, a department spokesman said Thursday.

Teacher Accused in Sex Assault of Special Needs Student

Teacher Accused in Sex Assault of Special Needs Student

A Southern California substitute high school teacher is facing felony charges over accusations he sexually assaulted a special needs student inside a classroom and car, authorities said Wednesday.

Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family

Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has Ebola, her family said Wednesday, one week after she was hospitalized at an Atlanta hospital with the potentially deadly virus. "We are overjoyed to announce that, as of...

SoCal Doctor Stored $2M in Diet Pills, Narcotics: DA

SoCal Doctor Stored $2M in Diet Pills, Narcotics: DA

A Southern California neurologist was arrested for the third time on Tuesday after the DEA and police say they found $2 million worth of powerful diet pills and narcotics in a Long Beach storage...

Crowd Attacks Ice Cream Truck Driver Who Struck Child

Crowd Attacks Ice Cream Truck Driver Who Struck Child

An angry crowd attacked an ice cream truck driver after he struck and severely injured a 7-year-old boy riding a bicycle in South Los Angeles on Wednesday night, police said.